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General Mills Breaks Ground on Second Wind Project, Maverick Creek, to Offset 100% of Domestic Power

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General Mills broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas, in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, Renewable Energy Systems, Vestas, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and members of the local government. Once it is operational in October 2020, Maverick Creek and our first wind farm, Cactus Flats (pictured) will offset 100% of the electricity used annually at our owned U.S. facilities. Wind energy is one way we’re getting closer to reaching our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 28% by 2025.

United Airlines Nabs Award for Its Eco-Friendly 'Flight for the Planet'

By Lewis Lazare
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United Airlines’ historic “Flight for the Planet” in early June caught the attention of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), which held an “Airports Going Green” conference in Chicago this week.

Here Comes the Sun

Hormel Foods continues to expand its use of renewable energy sources
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By Nevin Martell

The sun is rising over a new era at Hormel Foods — in more ways than one. That’s because the company is increasingly relying on solar power as an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source. It’s part of a companywide goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy use by 2020 (based on 2011 levels). As of the end of 2018, the company achieved this goal.

Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
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November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Achieves 2019 7/10 Target a Quarter in Advance with a 7.08/10 Score

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  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10
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  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Invest Half Billion Dollars to Become Largest Renewable Natural Gas Supplier in U.S.

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  • Companies doubling investment in Align Renewable Natural GasSM (RNG) joint venture to $500 million, extending largest RNG partnership in U.S.
  • Partnership heavily investing in North Carolina, which is on track to become nation’s leading producer of agricultural RNG, as well as other RNG projects nationwide
  • Companies capturing methane from hog farms and converting it into clean, renewable energy in a form that can be used to heat homes, power businesses, and fuel vehicles
  • Expanded partnership to produce enough RNG to power 70,000 homes and businesses, and reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road or planting 40 million new trees
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  • Companies doubling investment in Align Renewable Natural GasSM (RNG) joint venture to $500 million, extending largest RNG partnership in U.S.
  • Partnership heavily investing in North Carolina, which is on track to become nation’s leading producer of agricultural RNG, as well as other RNG projects nationwide
  • Companies capturing methane from hog farms and converting it into clean, renewable energy in a form that can be used to heat homes, power businesses, and fuel vehicles
  • Expanded partnership to produce enough RNG to power 70,000 homes and businesses, and reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road or planting 40 million new trees

Solar Flowers Bloom in Communities

The Living Product Challenge has allowed Mohawk to connect handprints and footprints, linking product with community
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To earn Petal certification from the Living Product Challenge, products must have a net-positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. Mohawk’s Mohawk Group commercial division achieved this for the five Petal-certified product collections it introduced at NeoCon 2018 through a partnership that will help solar energy burst into bloom.

Supporting Wells Fargo to Create a Strong, Sustainable Future

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NRG is proud to announce a ten-year structured renewable energy agreement with Wells Fargo. We will provide 62,000 MWh of renewable electricity annually to power approximately 400 Wells Fargo properties from a new utility-scale solar facility in Texas. The Renewable SelectSM plan helps the company meet their sustainability goals, reduce their overall carbon emissions, and support resiliency efforts in the region.

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